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Relic

  “Relic” by Gunnar De Winter   I Birth I Beneath miles of ice, Xian floated in freezing water. Hunting. Scavenging for signs of life. Of past life. Once teeming with tiny creatures, Europa’s oceans were now devoid of endemic … Continue reading

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Homecoming

“Homecoming” by Elyse Kallen “Charley.” A lilting, feminine voice calls out from behind me, and it takes every ounce of self-control not to jump or gasp. It’s one of those early autumn days when the sun shines so brightly it … Continue reading

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Crossover Point

“Crossover Point” by Cheryl Barkauskas The angels were falling from the sky. They were beautiful at dawn, when out of darkness they fractured the first cold morning sunbeams into millions of tiny rainbows: crystal pinwheels spinning through the air. But … Continue reading

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Of Squid and Schism

“Of Squid and Schism” by Devan Barlow   The Mollusk made me do this. “The other students look up to you.  You’ll set a good example by going first.” I was easy prey.  Everyone else had already managed to get … Continue reading

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Moon Flu

Sara Backer   Moon Flu   Fear first. Fear sharpens the startle of latches and footsteps behind you.   Hallucinations next. Eyes shut, neon patterns swirl into maps that confuse and attack you. Faint robot motors scream. Spider webs begin … Continue reading

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The Argument Box

JD Fox The Argument Box My parents were having another one of their arguments, the kind of argument, that only adults understand. So I excused myself from the table, went to my room and got the box, my last one, … Continue reading

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Hornet’s Sting

The Hornet’s Sting by Zach Shephard   The black cube hovered silently before him. He brushed it with his fingertips and watched it spin, streaks of yellow light blurring before his eyes like shooting stars sucked into a tornado. Silver … Continue reading

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Asleep in Zandalar

“Asleep in Zandalar” by Alex Acks “Last batch for today.” Lawrence eyes the battered satchel that has just been dumped on his desk skeptically. It is stained with mud and motor oil; wrinkled paper envelopes that were once white to … Continue reading

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Slamnesia

“Slamnesia” by Ronald D. Ferguson “You have slamnesia.” Doctor Reynolds’s dour expression blends into the dark frame of his oiled-walnut office panels. His next words don’t improve my impression. “Worst case I’ve ever seen.” “That doesn’t sound good.” I don’t … Continue reading

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“The Toad’s Jewel” by Cat Rambo

The Toad’s Jewel  by Cat Rambo The toad knew there was a jewel in her head. She had not been told so by the philosopher who wrote many years ago: “It is a repugnant and venomous beast, but contains a … Continue reading

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